436. The Holy Family’s Mysterious Flight into Egypt: Part Two

Last week when I began to research the Flight into Egypt, I knew nothing about the subject, except what I had read in Saint Matthew. (How could I have been so ignorant all these years?) I found so much material that was completely new to me that I didn’t know how to process it all. […]

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429. Prophets: True and False, Old and New – Part One

  A prophet? Not. I suspect this is the popular idea of a prophet: a fortune-teller, a sooth-sayer. No. Prophets are spokesmen for God, through whom God has had all manner of things to say, often in judgment, and also often warnings about the future. Why a Post about Prophets today? 1¬†Because during December our […]

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425. Israel and the Palestinians, November 2023 – Part One

I’m sorry this Post is so late in arriving. Last week was chaotic on this end. I won’t describe it except to give you a warning: Brothers and sisters, be very, very careful of online scams. I was being so wary. I thought I would never fall for one. And then… … Post 426 will […]

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420. A Homily at the Funeral of a Dear Friend: Why we believe in eternal life

Last week I wrote that Khouria Dianna and I had spent much of the preceding week with a very good friend who was dying. And so he did, on Monday, September 18. May his memory be eternal, and may the Lord have mercy on us all.¬† A Homily at the Funeral of Calvin Anthony McIntyre […]

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419: Christ’s directions for Living: Matthew chapter 5 – “If a man looks at a woman with lust” and more

    People used to “Ask Abby” for advice. Today – I just looked up a list – it’s “Ask Carolyn” or “Ask Miss Manners” or “Ask Sahaj” (I just discovered him), “Ask a Queer Chick” (! not advised) and many more. I wonder how many people “Ask Jesus”? Note, however: He doesn’t advise; He […]

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